Check out our Finish Line!

The Chuckanut 50k Finish line in Fairhaven Park is going to be busy! We've got Food Trucks, changing rooms, heated hang out areas AND... Massage! Theron Eirish has been at the finish line of the Chuckanut 50k nearly as long as RD Krissy Moehl. He is a huge supporter of this race!

Theron will be providing post race massage for $1/minute.

You can sign up Friday night at packet pickup, or as you cross the finish line.  Post race massage can speed recovery time, prevent injury and treat physical issues before they worsen.

 Dr. Adam Phaneuf

Dr. Adam Phaneuf

Teaming up with Theron to provide finish line care is Adam Phaneuf of Apex Chiropractic & Rehab. These two will work in tandem Friday night to sign runners up for finish line appointments and then of course on Saturday to treat runners. You will find them under the big white tents after you finish.

Course Preview Run, March 3rd

March 3rd join The Balanced Athlete and Aspire Adventure Running as they bring runners together to preview/run the middle 30k of the Chuckanut 50k course. This is a casual group run where each runner is responsible for their food, water and knowing the route. We usually gather 25-75 people so there will be people to team up with out there.

RSVP and group run event details on Facebook: Chuckanut 50k Training Run

 

So much Support!

The list of companies and brands that get behind this race extends beyond the list of Sponsors that we announced earlier this week. If you have any history with the Chuckanut 50k this will also read very familiar. I love that we are able to rally this support year after year. Most of these brands have aligned with the event in some capacity for nearly every year that I've been the RD. That is 16 years now! As a supporter, each brand brings and sends generous quantities of product to share with our runners and volunteers. This year's list includes

Fairhaven Runners, Terra Organica, Trail Butter, Rocket Pure, Lily Trotters, Bija Chocolates and Wander Brewing.

Check out our Supporter page to learn more about what each brand brings to the 2018 event.

Announcing our 2018 Sponsors

If you have any history with the Chuckanut 50k this announcement will read very familiar. We are incredibly lucky to work with some of the best brands in the industry year after year. Most of these brands have supported the event in some capacity for nearly every year that I've been the RD. That is 16 years now! As a sponsor each brand contributes $500 to the prize purse for our top 3 female and male athletes and top female and male master athletes.

In addition to this financial contribution they each bring and send generous quantities of product to share with our runners and volunteers. With brands like

Patagonia, Vasque, Flora Health, First Endurance, Ultimate Direction, Ultrarunning Magazine, Pro-Tec Athletics, Gore-Tex, Julbo and Clif Bar

headlining the sponsor list, runners and volunteers know the gear is going to be good! Check out our Sponsor page to learn more about what each brand brings to the 2018 event.

Chuckanut 50k Runners voices heard for Blanchard

At the 2017 Chuckanut 50k Conservation NW and Skagit Land Trust joined our pre race event at the Chrysalis and hosted a booth at the finish line on race day. Their initiative? To help raise awareness around the potential logging of the Blanchard core - a key recreation area for many trail users. In addition to raising awareness they asked our runners and volunteers to sign a postcard if they supported the protection of this area. We were able to generate over 300 postcards that contributed to the 1200 that were sent by Skagit Land Trust! 

From Skagit Land Trust: Their advocacy helped make a difference. The push by constituents and visitors to fully fund the protection of Blanchard was huge. Key decision-makers heard us. The Washington State House budgeted the full amount needed to finalize protecting the core of Blanchard Mountain through the Trust Land Transfer program. The Senate has not passed a capital budget yet, so we are stuck in limbo right now until they do. 

Fortunately leaders at the Department of Natural Resources have said they will  avoid logging the core in the short term, and are still working with stakeholders to ensure that the funding is fully secured.

We will keep you posted!

For more information:

This Skagit Valley Herald article explains the current budget situation and how it affects Blanchard: state-budget-decisions-for-blanchard-forest-

You can read updates here from Skagit Land Trust Blanchard Update

And from Conservation Northwest. conservationnw./blanchard-mountain